Crown Counsel have decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the causes of this tragedy to ensure that there can be a full public hearing of the facts of the case.
Following the road traffic incident involving a bin lorry in Glasgow City Centre on December 22nd 2014 a Police Scotland inquiry, under the direction of the Crown Office, began immediately into the cause of the crash in which six people died and ten were injured.
"Proud in COPFS" has been recognised by Stonewall Scotland as its top Scottish Network Group 2015.
The award recognises the “huge success” that the group has had in supporting LGBT colleagues and raising awareness of LGBT equality issues. And it follows the recent announcement that COPFS is 8th in Stonewall’s top UK employers, and the top Scottish public sector employer.
The COPFS Strategic Plan 2015-2018 is published today.
The Plan describes what we aim to deliver over the three-year period and the underlying priorities. These are set against the backdrop of legal reforms, both past and planned, changes in the patterns of criminal behaviour and developments in our business practices.
Each element of this Strategic Plan is designed to support our purpose to secure justice for the people of
COPFS is very proud to be in Stonewall’s top ten
Gamekeeper Mutch was handed a custodial sentence today after being caught trapping and killing a rare wild bird with the use of video cameras.
George Mutch was sentenced to four months imprisonment on each of the four charges, one offence under Section 5(1)(b) and three offences under Section 1(1)(a) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. The sentences will run concurrently.
On 21 December
The Scottish Government has today introduced the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill which will introduce a specific law to combat human trafficking and exploitation for the very first time in
The Bill will clarify and strengthen criminal law by introducing a new single human trafficking offence and increasing the maximum penalty for offenders to life imprisonment.
The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has today instructed Police Scotland to consider the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation as part of the ongoing police investigation into rendition flights.
We have launched written policy guidance on communications sent via social media, to provide clarity on when such communications will amount to criminal conduct.
The guidance is published to ensure there is absolute clarity both in terms our approach and the difference between criminal and non-criminal communications.